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Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 28, 2011

European Union leaders announced a new package of measures to confront the eurozone debt crisis; a moderate Islamic party won the first Tunisian democratic election; and the global population is expected to reach 7 billion in the next few days. Mark Landler (The New York Times), Susan Glasser (Foreign Policy magazine) and Hisham Melhem (Al-Arabiya) join Diane to talk about the week's top international stories.

Reaction to Europe's Latest Efforts to Contain Its Debt Crisis

October 27, 2011

Reaction to Europe’s latest efforts to boost bailout funds, protect against a Greek default and prop up the economies of Italy and Spain.

Growing Concerns over Iran and Syria after U.S. Troop Pull-Out from Iraq

October 25, 2011

New concerns over Iran and Syria after American troop withdrawal from Iraq. Options for the U.S. and E.U. to contain their influence and enhance security in the region.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 21, 2011

Muammar Gadhafi was killed in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday, following heavy fighting in the former president's hometown; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Kabul, Afghanistan, where she challenged Pakistan to crack down on terrorists; and Israel engaged in a historic prisoner swap that resulted in the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Reports on Gadhafi and the Future of Libya

October 20, 2011

Libya's National Transitional Council says former President Muammar Gadhafi has been captured or killed. What it means for the eight months old uprising and the country's political future.

Steve Inskeep:  "Instant City"

Steve Inskeep: "Instant City"

October 17, 2011

NPR’s Steve Inskeep reflects on life in modern Karachi, a place he’s explored in a decade of reporting from Pakistan. Why one of the largest cities on earth is a microcosm of the developing world.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 14, 2011

The U.S. accused Iran of being involved in a plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat and bomb two embassies in Washington; Slovakia ratified a eurozone bailout measure; and Italy's prime minister won a vote of confidence on his leadership. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Implications of Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot

October 13, 2011

The U.S. calls for further isolation of Tehran following an alleged plot to assassinate a Saudi diplomat in Washington. Escalating tensions between Iran and the West.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

October 7, 2011

Germany pushed eurozone governments to support failing banks as thousands of workers marched against austerity cuts in Greece; Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution condemning the government crackdown in Syria; and the U.S. and coalition forces marked the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Operation Enduring Freedom: 10 Years in Afghanistan

October 6, 2011

Ten years ago this week, U.S. and coalition forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. A look back at the achievements and impact of America's longest war, the prospects for peace, and the future of U.S. involvement in the region.

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